# Connect to Samba server through Win 7 Starter

Linux @ 17 March 2013

In the past I installed Ubuntu on my wife’s netbook and she was really using it nice. However when she started working she had to switch to the Windows 7 OS in order to use some software in her work place. Then it comes that her laptop can not see my shared files on my Ubuntu PC and notebook. I tried so many things but Win 7 starter really sucks. What I did is taken from the wiki of samba.

run -> regedit

go to


then add (or change if exists in mine they were absent)

DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0

as double word.
Now I can see my samba shares when I go to \\ (not the name of my PC)
Hope that helps.

http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7 will be helpful

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